LOCALIZED SERVICE CHAINING IN NFV CLOUDS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20160261505A1
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14638592

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Various exemplary embodiments relate to a chaining of sequential functions associated with a service or application are considered. This approach relies on a centralized load balancer for reducing the load of inter-rack traffic in a data center. The centralized load balancer may include a memory configured to store a service data flow table; and a processor configured to: receive at the centralized load balancer, a path inquiry for a service data flow; determine which virtual machine to assign the service data flow, wherein at least two functions of a chain of functions required in the service data flow are to be performed on the same rack; and assign the service data flow to the determined virtual machine.

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ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.MURRAY HILL, NJ1791

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clougherty, Mark Chatam, US 5 18
Saniee, Iraj New Providence, US 29 271
Viswanathan, Harish Morristown, US 85 1333

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
* 2014/0307,744 Service Chain Policy for Distributed Gateways in Virtual Overlay Networks 17 2014
* 2015/0319,078 Computing Service Chain-Aware Paths 3 2015
* 2016/0248,860 Service Function Registration Mechanism And Capability Indexing 1 2016
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 2015/0089,082 PATH OPTIMIZATION IN DISTRIBUTED SERVICE CHAINS IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT 7 2013
* 2015/0215,172 Service-Function Chaining 8 2014
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 2016/0182,684 PARALLEL PROCESSING OF SERVICE FUNCTIONS IN SERVICE FUNCTION CHAINS 1 2014
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2016/0171,065 Computer System 0 2014
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 2016/0212,237 MANAGEMENT SERVER, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND PATH MANAGEMENT METHOD 0 2015
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